Honolulu’s plastic reduction effort is eliminating fossil fuel waste, but also reflects the struggle to find a solution that’s both eco-friendly and convenient.
Years of neglect prompted the Honolulu City Council, at the neighborhood’s request, to propose buying the historical building from a reclusive property owner.
The vote comes after nearly half a year of contract talks between the nurses’ union and the hospital, signaling growing tensions and frustration among staff.
Rick Blangiardi was sworn in Saturday as the chief executive officer of the City and County of Honolulu.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s administration will make final decisions by the end of the year in an attempt to close a $400 million budget shortfall.
If approved by voters this year, the new panel would advise the mayor and Council on issues critical to younger residents such as climate change.
City Council Chair Ikaika Anderson says “the process sucks,” referring to how this major public-private partnership award is made.
But Hanabusa and Amemiya are tied for second and will likely force a runoff in November.